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I know there's ninjas on 12oz but......

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.... but does anyone actually take martial arts?

 

I'm really thinking about signing up to do some martial arts

to tone up my mind, body and spirit. I was thinking of akido,

but then I found a place right next to where I work that has

late night classes. (well... kind of late) that teaches GoJu-Ryu.

(a karate style). And now I've got an introductory class this saturday.

 

So anyone else do martial arts?

 

And remember being a kid and thinking about just how cool it would be

to have a black belt? Well that's wasted on kids. Adults actualy have the

time a focus to get it done. I'm not really about all the fighting, as I'm

about the art itself, but it would be damn interesting to get into.

 

 

Picture time!

 

 

http://www.gojukai.ca/images/kanryo.jpg'>

^ the founder of GoJu-Ryu (GoJuKai)

 

http://www.seishinkan.dk/images/kai0.jpg'>

^ awwww heeeellllllllll yeah!

 

http://www.bobkrist.com/images/large/portfolio/people/karategirllg.jpg'>

^ I could take that in a fight! Her Yellow belt dont scare me!

 

http://w3.blackbeltmag.com/bbkids/features/kan/kan2.jpg'>

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Guest krie

Mr. Meeagi(sp) kicks ass

 

 

i have an introductory month at a friends gym that teaches, they teach zen do kai, kick boxing, mu tai, and a few others , i really should go do it just to tone and keep fit

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yeah, you don't want to fuck with the green belt tae-kwon-do master here. i took it about 4 years ago (my master taught bruce lee the art of breaking....things), i really enjoyed it but at the time i had school and little money. i have thought about joining a form of martial arts again, but that damn money factor keeps coming up. there is a krav-maga place right across from where i work. thats what i would like to do. talk about some ass-whooping, even though you weren't.

oh and the one thing i hated about it was there were always so many little kids in the class. try to find adult only classes. i hated kicking those kids in the head.

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Originally posted by nomadawhat

i hated kicking those kids in the head.

 

I cant kick very high yet so the kids will have to do for the moment.

My whole thing is I'm getting a little older (12oz grandpas represent)

and I dont really have many of the constructive hobbies I used to have.

You know shit like riding the skateboard for 8 hours a day or going

biking on some mud trail in the rain. There's nothing that really makes

me focus as like that these days.

 

so anyone want to explain the belt system to me?

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this was in tae-kwon-do, not sure how it applies to other forms...

 

White

Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no

previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

 

Yellow

Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root

as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

 

Green

Signifies the growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begins to develop

like the green of a young plant.

 

Blue

Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a

towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

 

Red

Signifies danger, cautioning the student to excersise control and

warning the opponent to stay away.

 

Black

Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency

in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to

darkness and fear.

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my gf took Cho lay Fut kung fu when she was younger and she knows how to fight...i mean really fight. That girl can hit fucking hard when she wants to. I called her a bitch once and only once because when i did she ran across the room and sank her fist into my chest. i had a goddamn apple sized bruise the next day.

 

There was actually an underground fight tape with her in it beating some girls ass to the ground with kung fu back in the day. it circulated around fremont for a few years and then dissapeared.

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Guest WebsterUno

I dont know Karate, but I know Krazy!!!

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thanks nomadawhat!!!

 

I found this timeline from a dojo teaching the same form.

 

BELT

KATA

CLASSES

TIME

 

White Belt

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Yellow Tip

N/A

6

3 Weeks

 

Yellow Belt

Taigyoku Shodan

6

3 Weeks

 

Orange Tip

N/A

12

6 Weeks

 

Orange Belt

Taigyoku Nidan

12

6 Weeks

 

Green Belt

Saifa

32

4 Months

 

Blue Belt

Saifa

40

5 Months

 

Red Belt

Bassai Dai

40

5 Months

 

Brown Belt

Bassai Dai

50

6 Months

 

1st Black Tip

Seiunchin

50

6 Months

 

2nd Black Tip

Empi

50

6 Months

 

Black Belt (Prov)

Sepai & Sanseru

50

6 Months

 

1st Dan Black

Sepai & Hangetsu

100

1 Year

 

2nd Dan Black

Kanku Dai

200

2 Years

 

3rd Dan Black

Shisochin

300

3 Years

 

4th Dan Black

Seisan

400

4 Years

 

and this http://www.apluskarate.com/black22.aspx breaks down all the moves and each belt.

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I've taken Karate, Judo and Aikido at various points and had to stop cuz of other non-related injuries...

 

And the verdict is that Karate is wack. If they're teaching a full form of Aikido, including strikes, locks and the usual stuff, you will get more practical functions and much more satisfaction. I can tell you, one of the most satisfying moments in my life was grabbing hold of the arm of a dude who was twice as heavy as me, stepping two steps forward, and having the guy have to do a full flip in the air to avoid having his arm broken. Now that's ninja.

 

I know a place in my area that does ninjitsu classes, but it's invite only... so I'm trying to befriend the guy that runs it. Running up walls is on the list for 2004!

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with tae-kwon-do it was very traditional. there were belt testing ceremonies every 4 months, and the whole school would come and watch you test, so it took a while to gain your belts. if you failed or missed you'd have to wait until the next test.

 

you seem like the type of person who could really get into it, the traditions, the respect, the learning. i say go for it.

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whoa... it's like you know me.

 

yeah spikers... I agree that most karate is a little dry and wrapped

up in boring routine and tradition but this school seems a little different.

The fact that it's brand new and there's only one teacher makes me think

that he'll be a little more open to doing what his students want. He was

telling me that there's some old guys in the class who are just doing it

for the workout, but there's also some people who are all about the

sparring and such. I'm really just feeding a curiosity at this point.

 

a friend of mine is doing an invite only weapons training class

taught by a guy who was taught by one of Bruce Lee's early students.

I guess that's like grandpa-sensi? He says it's just nuts!!

 

For knife training they will use markers and actually make contact.

I'm thinking..... 'you really want me to hit you with this mop?'

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Originally posted by LENS

my gf took Cho lay Fut kung fu when she was younger and she knows how to fight...i mean really fight. That girl can hit fucking hard when she wants to. I called her a bitch once and only once because when i did she ran across the room and sank her fist into my chest. i had a goddamn apple sized bruise the next day.

 

hahahahah awesome. i gotta meet your girl.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

I'm thinking..... 'you really want me to hit you with this mop?'

 

Haha, totally. Bring in a VHS tape mop on a stick and be like "Shit bitch, you sure you want me to hit you with da BATTLE AXE?"

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Guest krie
Originally posted by Kilo7-

biking on some mud trail in the rain

 

that sounds fun

wish i had a good bike and a good track some where

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I took Aikido for something like 4 years.

Dad's a 2nd degree blackbelt, teaches courses with Kashida Sensei (one of the last remaining founders to bring it to America... the Aristocricy of Aikido if you will).

 

Aikido's hardcore effective, but peaceful as hell. You will never learn how to attack, only how to use other's attack momentum to your advantage. There are no strikes in traditional Aikido, these techniques were incorporated by Americans and Japanese police and now the styles are just taught under general 'Aikido' you might take at a YMCA.

 

If you're looking to brutally beat ass I'm suggesting Kempo, Mui Tai, or Pen Jot Silot (sic?).

 

Pen Jot Silot is derived from Eastern (Mandrin?) knife fighting and there is something like 200 styles of it (many of which un-taught formally) in existance... I was told this is the single most brutal marshall art there is... next to the shit they train Navy Seals, but those guys are insane and live in California.

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I'm not really looking to mess people up.

I'm looking to keep myself from getting messed up.

And I dont mean self defence.... I mean 'defence from self'

if that makes sence.

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there's this anarchist dojo kinda near my house, they offer a couple different classes, and one of them is some knife-fighting thing, which sounded pretty interesting. it's great because if you can't afford to pay for it, you can do maintenance work around the place in exchange. i just don't have the time to dedicate to something like that...yet.

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Aikido

 

Then the Ai to the Ki to the D and the O is the choice for you.

 

This stuff's 60% physical 40% finding peace with self.

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